Pioneer is For Sale

Sadly, we are hanging up our anchor.  It has been 12 years of great sailing and getting to know many in the cruising community.  Out travels have taken us to Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas and into many ports from Baltimore, Maryland to Marathon, Florida.  To our sailing friends we say goodbye and fair winds.  Thanks for the memories.

Cabo Rico 38 – Private Sale


Pioneer is a 1987, cutter rigged CR 38. We have trusted her to get us safely to our travel destinations for 12 years. She is solid, strong and safe with a classic beauty much admired in many ports of call. Presently, she is docked at Wayfarers Cove, Minnesott Beach, North Carolina. Interior pictures can be viewed at our website,  We can be contacted via email at, or by phone at 252-876-2552.


Builder: Cabo Rico Yachts Designer: W.I.B (Bill) Crealock

Dimensions: LOD: 38 ft. Beam: 11.5 ft.

Displacement: 23,000 lbs. Draft: 5.4 ft. Bridge Clearance: 54 ft.

Tankage: Fuel: 50 Gal. Water: 150 Gal. Holding Tank: 40 Gal.


· Modified full keel with cutaway forefoot

· Fiberglass non-skid deck

· White hull with green trim and sail covers

· Tan dodger/bimini/connector, 2011, with full set of isinglass curtains and bug screens

– complete set cockpit seat and back cushions, 2011

· Aft shade screen, 2011

– folding teak cockpit table and teak drink holder

· Exterior teak on toe rail and eyebrow treated with low maintenance natural teak colour SEMCO, 2016

· Hand rails, hatches and cockpit treated with Honey Teak Signature Finish

· Interior is Costa Rican honey teak in excellent condition

· Extensive interior brass fixtures including, lights, cabinet hardware, faucets, towel bars and hooks

· Weems and Plath brass tide clock and barometer

· Drop down nav table with paper map storage

· Salon cushions covered with washable ultra suede

· All hatches and portlights are bug screened

· Pioneer is a Plan B layout and sleeps 2 in a forward Pullman berth, one with a lee cloth in the salon and one in the quarter berth


Main: Quantum, 2004, with Doyle Cradle Pack and Strong Track, 2011

Staysail: Doyle, 2011, with cover, 2011

Yankee: Omar, 2009, Harken Reefing system


· Yanmar 4JH3E, 56 HP, 2002, 4500 engine hours

· Balmar Alternator 60-100 SR-IG, 2016, Balmar Max Charge MC614 Voltage Regulator, 2016

· Balmar Digital Duo Charge Flow Regulator, 2016

· Auxiliary remote Racor fuel filter, Yanmar primary filter

· Oil filter with 12VDC oil change pump


· Magnum MS2812U inverter charger, 2016, with remote control on power panel

· Nature Power Marine Grade 400 Watt Wind Turbine, 2016, with remote controller

· 2 x 130 watt solar panels, 2009, with MidNite Brat solar remote controller, 2016

· 600+ Amp. Hours in new battery bank, 2015

· AGM start battery, 2015

· Raymarine SPX SmartPilot Auto Pilot System with Raymarine ST70 instruments at helm and L Drive Type 2, 12V, 2011

· Icom M-710 Single Sideband Radio, 2003

· Icom AT-130 automatic antenna tuner for SSB, 2003

· Standard Horizon GX 2100 Matrix Series VHF, 2010, with AIS and DSC

· Standard Horizon remote VHF transceiver at helm, 2010

· Garmin GPSMAP 4208 with AIS and electronic Garmin charts for US and Bahamas (built in), 2011. Also Southwestern Caribbean electronic charts on SD card for the 4208

· Garmin Homeport computer charting software for your trip planning and easy transfer of routes/waypoints to 4208, 2012

· Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx handheld mapping GPS with extensive charts of the Caribbean, USA and Bahamas

· Garmin GA29 radome. Radar image displayed on 4208 chartplotter, 2009

· Paines-Wessex GPIRB

· Honda EU2000i portable inverter/charger (generator), 2011

· Ritchie pedestal compass

· TV antenna at top of mast

· West Marine 3000RF marine receiver with RF remote, 2012

· Bullet booster system at top of mast for internet signals, 2011

· Netgear wireless N 300 Wifi Router for internet on the boat, 2011

· Marinco stainless steel power inlet, 30A-125V, 2016

· EEL Shorepower cord set, 50 ft. 30A-125V, 2016


· Anchors: 65 lb CQR with 250 feet 3/8 inch chain rode, secondary Bruce anchor, two fortress anchors with rope rode

· Kato dinghy davits and Engine lift

· AB 9 ft. inflatable dinghy, 2010, with Nissan 9.8, 2 cycle outboard, 2002

· Winslow Life Raft

· Lofrans 1200W electric windlass 2003

· Cruisair air conditioning/heating system

· Dometic Alder-Barbour 12VDC refrigeration with freezer, 2010

· Tasco 755LP propane stove with oven and three burners, 2010

· Propane tanks, 2x 10 lb aluminum, in propane locker under helm seat

· Seaward water heater 2007

· Seagull IV water purification system in galley, 2010

· SK Watermaker, 2009 (has not been used in 4 years – needs new membrane)

· Blakes Lavac Head

· SHURflo Extreme Pro Blaster wash down pump, 2009

· High capacity electric bilge pump, Jabsco automatic electric bilge pump with remote counter, 2010, and Guzzler hand bilge pump in cockpit, 2016

· Jabsco Flexmount Series 35440 blower for engine cooling, 2015

· Lifevests: 2 Mustang inflatable PFD’s, 4 offshore life vests, 2 dinghy lifejackets

· Lifesling

· Fire extinguishers, 3, annually inspected

· Smoke alarms

· New for/aft stay 2007





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